like to help us bring the wit, grace, style, and wackiness of that earnest
screwball Peter Leroy
to a wider audience?
Of course you would!
You and I know that there is a large international
audience for Leroy's seriocomic meditation on the art of fiction, the nature
of memory, and the many uses of clams, right?
Well, a little farther down the page I've
listed some things that you can do to help bring the work to that audience.
I've arranged the suggestions in order of
increasing difficulty . . . I think! Remember: every little bit helps!
Thank you in advance for anything you can
do. You're a sweetie.
|Here are some things
that you can do to spread the word about the Personal History, Adventures,
Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy without spending a dime!
||Send an e-mail note to someone.
Post reviews of the books.
|You might suggest a visit to the Peter Leroy
website, or you might recommend one of the books.
Post your comments on the books.
|Go to one of the online bookstores and contribute
your own review of one of Kraft's books. The links below will take you
directly to the individual book locations at Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com.
Once you're there, you'll see a button labeled "Write a Review" or something
Send me your ideas for spreading the word.
|Visit other online book sites and chat the
books up. Suggest a visit to the site (www.erickraft.com/peterleroy). Try
for example. If you're on America Online, visit the Book Report (keyword:
Book Report). If you know of other literary sites, please let
me know, and I'll list them here.
Arrange for a reading.
|Believe me, I need all the help I can get!
If you've got an idea, I want to hear it. Drop
me a line.
Add yourself to our e-mailing list.
you've got any influence with a bookstore, college, friendly neighborhood
tavern, or other cultural institution, persuade the governing body to invite
Kraft to give a lecture or reading. He's a whiz! Just shoot
me an e-mail and I'll be glad to help with the arrangements.
Take a look at the Readings
and Appearances page to see where he’s read before and what readings
are coming up. Say! You might even go to one of those readings
yourself. Now there’s a swell idea!
|We'll send you notifications of site updates,
new serials, and Eric Kraft's public lectures and readings. (And
we won't give your e-mail address to anyone else, honest.) Just fill
in this form and click the send-it button.
|And here are some things that you can
do to support the author in the noble effort of enlarging the Personal
History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy!
||Buy a copy of one of Kraft's books for
Give a copy of one of Kraft's books as a
|Collect 'em all! Trade 'em with your friends!
Do a little shopping at Babbington Books.
|I wouldn't be surprised if a gift-giving
occasion were lurking just around the corner! Someone's birthday? A wedding?
An anniversary? A holiday created for the advancement of commerce? Just
follow one of the links below and you can do all your gift shopping in
Support our underwriters.
|Every order helps Kraft by funneling funds
to him through the Forever Babbingtonian Foundation, a fictional outfit
that I've created expressly for the purpose of funneling funds to Kraft
(clever me!), and every title in the shop sheds a little light on the Personal
History, Adventures, Experiences & Observations of Peter Leroy.
We list just a few titles at any one time, and
virtual stock boy Mark Dorset rotates the stock weekly, adding one title
and removing another, so that the offering is always fresh. Do
Shop the classifieds.
|Where, oh where would we be without the
generous support of the good people at Babbington
Clam Council, and Kap'n
Klam? They keep us up and running! Won't you show your thanks by supporting
them? Thinking of replacing that old V-12 Kramler? Why not "Drive Home
in a Dream"™ from Babbington Studebaker! Thirsty? Quaff "The Acme of Fictional
Beers"! Peckish? Scarf a KlamBurger™!
|Raise the ambient fictional level of your
home with Leroy Lager coasters, Small's Hotel napkins, and Peter Leroy
audio tapes! Make big money raising fishworms! Amaze your friends and family!
You'll find it all here.
Copyright © 2001 by Eric
The illustration at the top of the page is an adaptation of an illustration
by Stewart Rouse that first appeared on the cover of the August 1931 issue
of Modern Mechanics and Inventions. The boy at the controls of the
aerocycle doesn’t particularly resemble Peter Leroy—except, perhaps, for
THE PERSONAL HISTORY
OF THE WORK
OF THE ENTIRE WORK
DO YOU STOP?
A PIECE OF WORK I AM
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